Dental Hygiene 

Dental Hygiene 

You only have one set of teeth and gums so it’s important to ensure they remain as healthy as possible.



At TiggaSmile, we know the key to positive oral health is good dental hygiene. Let us help you to take care of your teeth and gums Dental hygiene starts at home. Brushing twice daily and flossing as often as possible is essential to maintain good levels of dental hygiene. So, at TiggaSmile, we always recommend you come and see us for regular check-ups as well as seeing one of our experienced hygienists to get your teeth as clean as possible.

Not looking after your teeth or gums properly can cause a multitude of problems including:

  • Build-up of plaque on the teeth and gums
  • Decay causing cavities in the teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Gum disease

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Seeing our Dental Hygienists

Our team of hygienists helps you keep your mouth and teeth as fresh as possible. They are at the forefront of preventative dentistry and are trained to spot any problems that may require a dentist’s expertise. 

At TiggaSmile, hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums using the most sophisticated dental technology to leave you with a fresher, cleaner mouth than before.


The benefits 

Attending for a thorough clean lessens the likelihood of future problems such as your teeth requiring fillings or other restorative work. The hygienist will also be able to tackle any staining that has marked the teeth.
They can also offer advice on how to look after your teeth at home as well as caring for the teeth of younger members of the family. This can include showing you the best way to brush your teeth, recommending effective dental products and providing dietary advice.

Frequently asked questions:



Q

Should I visit a dentist or a hygienist?

A

Ideally, you should visit both. A dentist will see you for routine check-ups or treatment, whereas a hygienist will see you for ‘maintenance’ appointments. At your next visit to TiggaSmile, double check with our team to see when your last appointment with the dentist or hygienist was and let’s go from there.

Q

How long does a hygienist appointment take?

A

This depends on each individual patient. However, on average it should take between 30 to 60 minutes to receive a thorough and effective clean.